Atmore News

True colors
The Escambia Academy Cougar Pride Color Run was held Saturday, October 14. The walk / run featured a designated 5K course. During the race, participants were doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line. The turn-out was good for the first event of this kind at EA. Shown are participants at the end of the run. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Contract awarded for water project
A Citronelle contractor’s bid for major upgrades to the Freemanville water system was accepted last week by the Escambia County Commission. The project, funded primarily through a Community Development Block Grant, will provide improved sewer service, water flow and fire protection for residents of the community through the replacement of antiquated water lines, placement of new service lines and the addition of seven new fire hydrants. The commission accepted the $286,175 bid submitted by…
Muskogee Inn closes after 30-plus years
Muskogee Inn, a fixture on the local business scene for more than 30 years, ceased operations on September 30. The inn, first purchased by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in 1986 under the name of Best Western of Atmore, was one of the few area hotels at that time. “When we took over the Best Western, the Tribe had just secured federal recognition the year before, and the gaming…
Welcome to the Welcome Center
The Atmore Historical Society invites all to a Welcome to the Welcome Center open house Thursday, October 19, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Peavy-Webb building in Heritage Park. The center will be open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be manned by historical society volunteers. AHS will now meet on a quarterly basis, and the meeting site will be announced.